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Type 1'stars R Us

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @LooperCat I'm hoping you're jumping to the wrong conclusion. however it is unusual for her not to post about her busy schedule of meetings, spin classes and climbing - oh and the odd mention of diabetes :rolleyes:
     
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  2. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hoping for a hypo free night tonight
     
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  3. Japes

    Japes LADA · Well-Known Member

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    We've been having a canteen lunch every day. There is a bowl full of biscuits/crisps and also hypo treatments on the table in our room. The only time anyone has had biscuits is before driving home if blood sugars have indicated this would be sensible!

    @SueJB I decided, when I heard one day was to be carb-free, to demonstrate what happens when I eat "normally". So, Monday's chips did exactly as I expected (seemed fine, but the carbs kicked in later) and yesterday's jacket potato sent me to the stratosphere 2 hours after lunch, but was worn off by the time I got home again as anticipated.

    Just physically being with a group of people who totally get the relentless life long nature of an insulin-dependent lifestyle, be it T1, LADA or T2 on insulin, is probably being the best bit for our group as well as the talking about it all informally. Oh, and possibly the new diabetes toys we've nearly all got now! I am now the proud owner of new half unit Echo pens and just awaiting the new prescription to be able to use them - though, I'll need to use up the flex pens in the fridge first. Plus the new meter for bloods/ketones which shouldn't be obsolete in less than the two years of my last hospital issued machine.
     
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  4. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good morning all and the middle of the week already :wideyed:
    I have had a few good days BG wise, steady levels during last night, then a rise up to 10.7 this morning, darn liver :rolleyes:

    Wishing you all a very Happy Wednesday :)
     
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  5. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Whoop a hypo free night. Lovely time in the blue. The previous night’s experiences must have been due to the flu jab. Going to plant the winter bedding with ‘in bloom’ this morning.
     
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  6. Marie 2

    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    My dog has her Libre on!!! You can see it just above the shirt, which is supposed to help protect it, but I’m going have to do some sewing for a smaller neck! I’m excited, no more (almost) lip sticking the dog for at least two weeks!

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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone have a good day
     
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  8. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Morning all, just parked up at Uni for my first set of practical clinical exams. Bloods ok at 6.9 despite the 3.8 I woke up on. Let’s hope they behave!

    See you on the other side...
     
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  9. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    You’ll be fine @LooperCat
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone. Failed two days out of two so far not to hypo (my usual 5 minutes) as stressed by my Specialist to get my hypo awareness back. It was at the same time. Strenuous exercise late at night. Last night I ate jelly beans at the start and during and my blood sugars went sky high. After the event, I corrected it and it plunged to below 3 than rocketed up again. Needed a smaller correction and fewer jelly beans. Hopefully today I will get it right. My morning run always has flat blood sugars. Here's to a later better day.
     
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  11. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    :wideyed:
     
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  12. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Good luck, @LooperCat . Fingers crossed for you.
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck,
     
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  14. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all, Doesn't look that promising out there. Yesterday I planted some bulbs and something managed to bite my head leaving me with a tennis ball sized lump. It itches like......................... (use your imagination here otherwise it might get edited)
    Madam playing ball this morning. Mr B has gone to buy fish and I'm meeting a friend later.
    Retirement isn't all its cracked up to be sometimes. Need a holiday
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You will walk it @LooperCat BUT good luck anyway :)

    @ert I think too much strenuous exercise at night is a little too much info for the forum to take :hilarious::hilarious:

    As for me, bloods stabilized during the day, a little tweaking on my overnight basal settings and I straight lined thru the night as well...woohoo go me :)
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning my fellow pumpers and prickers.

    Been away fr a few days in Northumberland, walking and taking photos. Would have been bliss for for some low bloods, followed by some highs. No matter how much I adjust my basal just cant seem to get it right , will keep at it.

    Anyhoo as this is the best forum by far, just a quick question regarding renewing driving licence.

    My renewal came through yesterday and one of questions is

    Have you ever had an episode of low blood sugar (hypo) whilst awake

    How many episodes of low blood sugar (hypo) have you had whilst awake

    I assume that we all have low blood sugar Hypo, is that maybe under BG 3.9? I know I have have some each week

    If 2 or more when having low blood sugar did you need help from another person . ( Do not count episodes where you were given help but could have helped yourself)

    Now I do have hypos but I have never needed help.

    No does that mean I would put No I dont need help.

    Its a bit vague
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's very vague especially when it asks about hypos whilst awake.... is this per day, per week?? But think the answer to that is yes
    Needing help, I'd say "no" because people were just being nice and as you say you could have done it yourself.
    I found the Qs a bit silly and you can almost guess the answers needed for the license to be renewed
    Hope this helps
     
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    Marie 2 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    That’s such an interpretive question! I’m staying out of that one as I’m US. I would have no idea what they are even trying for on that question! Each state over here has different requirements!
     
  20. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    When I go swimming I start dropping (fast) after about half an hour. If I take fast sugars like jelly beans before I start that's exactly what would happen: I'd go sky high because the glucose arrives before I need it and my body uses up that glucose with the exercise. Then, later during my swim or after, depending on how long I spend in the pool, I start dropping because the quick glucose is used up by the time I need it.

    What works quite well for me is to eat (half) a slice of bread with cheese or such right before I go in the pool. That takes a bit longer to arrive in my bloodstream so it's more aligned with the time I start to drop from the exercise. This usually works pretty much perfect for swimming laps for 45 minutes to an hour.

    If I go to the pool with friends for an evening of playing and using the slides and stuff (our playing is as much exercise as swimming laps!) I do the same but I'll need more food after about one and a half hour. Which nicely coincides with my friends wanting fries and kroket's before going back in the pool.
    This part of my diabetes management I have to practise more, as I'm usually either too late and having a hypo while waiting for the food, or going high afterwards from misdosing if I'm (again) stupid enough to want fries AND a kroket instead of half a portion of fries and a bunless burger.

    It'll likely work all different for you but how I do it may give you some idea's :)
     
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